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Cooperation of the Republic of Belarus with International Organizations in Geneva

Geneva is a location area of the European branch of the United Nations.

The office is managed by the Director-General who has the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the organization and also serves as Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament.

In Geneva there are more than 50 international organizations among which the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, specialized agencies of the United Nations (WMO, WHO, WIPO, ILO, ITU), UN programs and funds (UNHCR, UNCTAD, UNEP) and other UN agencies (UNAIDS, UNISDR), UN subsidiary bodies (HRS) and a part of the UN Secretariat (OHCHR, OCHA). The structure of the UN is available on a link. Geneva is also the headquarters of the WTO and IOM.

In addition, Geneva is rightfully considered the humanitarian capital of the world. There are the most important international organizations that provide humanitarian assistance in the event of natural disasters and protracted humanitarian crises in connection with armed conflicts, as well as the International Committee of the Red Cross – an independent humanitarian organization with a special status recognized in the Geneva Conventions of 1949 that form international humanitarian law .

International organizations and their bodies
Abbreviation Accession/Start of cooperation
 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UNECE  1947 
World Trade Organization WTO  
World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO  1970
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD  1964
International Labour Organization ILO  1954
World Health Organization WHO  1946, 1992
International Organization for Migration IOM  2005
International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC  
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR  
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR  1994
International Telecommunication Union ITU  1947
International Organization for Standardization ISO  1993
International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 1993
World Meteorological Organization WMO  1948
Conference on Disarmament CD  1996
Inter-Parliamentary Union IPU  1995

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